Happy Birthday!

The Man

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Today, October 7th, is Vladimir Putin's 59th birthday.

To commemorate this, 1,800 members of his youth militia, "Nashi", lined up to form the number 59 in front of the Historic Museum in Moscow
Ôîòîôàêòû. "Íàøè" âûñòðîèëèñü â ãîðÿùåå ÷èñëî 59 äëÿ ïîçäðàâëåíèÿ Ïóòèíó è ñïåëè ïðî êðîêîäèëà Ãåíó - Àëòàïðåññ

A much smaller group of opposition activists tried to stage a protest nearby, but their ringleaders were very quickly detained and the rest chased away, by police and OMON troops.
Lenta.ru:

Another present to Putin is the new children's coloring book that was specially timed to go into production on his borthday, "Vova and Dima"

It tells the story of two boys, Vova (Putin) and Dima (President Dmitry Medvedev), and their adventures and how they spend their days. lol Only in Russia...

Reminds me of when the girls at journalism faculty of Moscow University put together a "hot" calendar for him, for his last birthday, back in 2010.

Want to know something funny? I went to school with this one, Katya Laskina. We dated, in grade 7... Now I see her on the internet like this lol Such is life, I guess.